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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ron van Maanen on the Zeeland ship Sandenburgh

I had thought that Ron van Maanen did not mention the Zeeland ship Sandenburgh, but in creating an extract from Ron's "Zeeland" document, I found an entry for the "Zandburg", "called Sandenburch". Ron calls the ship a fishery patrol vessel "captured by the British" (as he calls the English). He gives the dates for the ship as 1653 to 1654, but we know from Witte de With's journal for September 1652, that the ship was in service at that date, commanded by Pieter Gorcum. Admittedly, the listing does not say "Sandenburgh", but the March 1653 list transcribed by Carl Stapel names the ship and captain, with 24 guns and a crew of 85 men. For September 1652, Witte de With's journal gives the armament as 24 guns and the crew as 90 men. Sources:
  1. Ron van Maanen, unpublished manuscript "Zeeland", undated
  2. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Lijst van Nederlandse schepen in maart 1653", 2006
  3. Witte de With, journals from 1652 to 1658, Archive E8812 from the Riksarkivet, Stockholm

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